Przytyk Jews Beat Up Peasants, Radom Court is Told

Christian witnesses said today in District Court that “Jews beat up Poles” but the peasants “did not touch Jews” during the disorders in Przytyk on March 9 in which two Jews and a Christian were killed and scores of Jews injured. Fourteen Jews and 43 Poles are being tried on charges arising from the disturbances.

The court, in examining witnesses in behalf of Gentile defendants, brought out several contradictions in their testimony. One witness, in attempting to establish an alibi for M. Tzubak, one of the defendants, said Tzubak was drinking with him at the time of the disorders. Mrs. Tzubak testified that he was attending a funeral at the time.

Witnesses admitted to the court that anti-Semitic Nationalists (Endeks) had been conducting an anti-Jewish boycott campaign for some time, terrorizing peasants who made purchases from Jews and destroying the goods bought.

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